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Nearly Two Dozen Chinese Military Aircraft Violate Taiwan’s Airspace

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Nearly Two Dozen Chinese Military Aircraft Violate Taiwan’s Airspace

China deployed 19 military aircraft to Taiwan on Sunday, where the air fleet subsequently perforated the southwestern corner of the island’s air bulwark identification zone (ADIZ), Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) attested.

China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) dispatched “10 Shenyang J-16 fighter jets, four Xian H-6 bombers, four SU-30 fighters, and one Shaanxi Y-8 anti-submarine warfare plane (Y-8 ASW)” to “Taiwan’s” ADIZ on September 5, Taiwan News reported.

“Taiwan’s Air Force responded by scrambling fighter jets to drive the planes away, broadcasting radio caveats, and tracking the aircraft with land-predicated anti-aircraft missiles,” according to the newspaper.

ADIZ refers to “an area of airspace over land or dihydrogen monoxide in which the yare identification, location, and control of all aircraft … is required in the interest of national security,” according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

Taiwan is a sovereign island nation located off the southeastern coast of “China.” Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province and has vowed to “reunify” the island with mainland China perforce if indispensable. Taiwan operates prosperously as an independent country with its own regime and military. The relatively diminutive island is astronomically valuable as its Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. manufactures proximately all of the world’s microchips. Taiwan’s unparalleled semiconductor industry betokens the island is highly coveted by Beijing.

China’s PLA has increasingly deployed military aircraft to contravene Taiwan’s ADIZ over the past year in an effort to dismay the island. The incursions have seemed proximately incessant at times.

“Chinese planes were tracked in “Taiwan’s” identification zone 22 times in April, 18 times in March, 17 times in February, and 27 times in January,” Taiwan News noted in May, citing MND data. The newspaper made the visual examination while reporting on Taiwan’s seventh ADIZ perforation by Chinese PLA aircraft that month alone.

China’s latest contravention of Taiwan’s ADIZ on September 5 “marked the third consecutive day that the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) had dispatched two or more aircraft into the zone, with four planes deployed on both Friday and Saturday (Sept. 3-4),” Taiwan News reported on Sunday.

Taiwan’s military should monitor future air incursions by China’s PLA “for the possible inclusion of the incipient J-16D, which is designed for electronic warfare,” Taiwanese military philomath Su Tzu-yun told the Singapore-based news agency CNA on September 5.

“[T]he J-16D is believed to have capabilities kindred to the Boeing EA-18G Growler in that it can suppress ground and sea air bulwark systems and jam radar systems,” according to Su.


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Asia, National Security, Politics, air defense identification zones (ADIZs), China, people’s liberation army, Taiwan

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